The Chuppah of Ori Ansbacher HY”D

The Chuppah of Ori Ansbacher HY”D

by Sivan Rahav Meir

Yesterday was the first wedding ceremony held underneath the wedding canopy created in memory of Ori Ansbacher. Immediately after she was brutally murdered in Jerusalem, Batsheva Sadan requested for women to send embroidered squares that they had created in Ori’s memory. Over 5,000 (!) women from all around the world created embroidered squares, which Batsheva transformed into an artistic chuppah. Many of those squares were created from fabric that was very significant to those who sent them: from the IDF uniform of a son, from childhood dolls, from treasured keepsakes. Last night, Nadav and Noa Coleman were married underneath Ori’s chuppah, which from now on will accompany couples on their way to establishing new Jewish homes.

Rabbi Eli Adler said last night, standing underneath Ori’s chuppah: “This is our response to the brutal murder – to build more Jewish homes, with holiness and joy, gentleness and love.”

Mazal tov!

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2 comments

  1. absolutely breathtaking!!!

  2. Shira Schreier

    What a beautiful memorial to Ori zichrona le’vracha. May hundreds and hundreds of brides and grooms merit being married under this special chuppa and may Ori’s neshama rest in peace.

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